Pathways to Opportunity

Changing Pathways is a place-based domestic abuse support charity that has been supporting survivors and their children in South Essex and Thurrock for over forty years.

Available positions:

Domestic Abuse Practitioner (Community) – Full Time

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) – Full Time

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Team Leader – Full Time

EViE (Ending Violence in Essex) is an ambitious partnership of three domestic abuse support charities who have each operated in Essex for over forty years. As of 1 April 2019, The Next Chapter, SOS Domestic Abuse Projects and Changing Pathways will be responsible for part of the delivery of high risk, community and accommodation based support  services for survivors of domestic abuse as part of the recently commissioned Essex Integrated Domestic Abuse Services (EIDAS) contract.

Following this contract award, we have opportunities for highly motivated and empathetic individuals to fulfill roles in both North and South Essex supporting survivors of domestic abuse. The roles available are:

  • IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisor) based in either North or South Essex (£21,635-£24,313)
  • Community DAP (Domestic Abuse Practitioner) based in either North and South Essex (£21,635-£22,848)
  • Team Leader positions in either North or South Essex (£25,969-£27,905, dependent upon role)

As a partnership, our approach to supporting survivors of this devastating crime is holistic; assisting the survivor to address their immediate safety needs whilst setting them on a pathway to recovery from their traumatic experiences; more positive outcomes in their lives and the lives of their children; and a sustained exit from domestic abuse.

This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are committed to helping survivors to break the cycle of domestic abuse and support their recovery.

To apply, please contact 01268 729 707, stating the position/s and the geographical area in which you wish to apply and the relevant application pack will be sent to you or alternatively please visit either  (South Essex) or (North Essex)

For an informal discussion of the roles available in North Essex please contact Sally (Community & Partnerships Manager) at or 01206 500585.

For an informal discussion of the roles available in South Essex please contact Philippa on or 01268 729 707.

Applications should be received no later than 9am on Monday 25 March 2019.

The EViE Partnership is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and is open to women only (*Exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1).

‘A copy of this document is also available electronically at and

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Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Job Description

Domestic Abuse Practitioner (Community) Job Description

Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) Team Leader Job Description

Organisational Information for Applicants

DBS Policy Statement

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Completing the Application Form Guidance

Applicant Equality and Diversity Form

Application Form